Monday, April 16, 2007

I've been working on something. . .

but no pictures, for a couple of reasons. First, it's my 2007 Journal Quilt, which can't be displayed online until the show is up in Houston next fall. Second, most of the work has happened on the computer and in my head. I've had an idea, it's been tweaked and revised, but I think it will come together. Very different from the last two years' Journal Quilts.

It was also another excuse to spend more time in the Journal Quilt book, since I have to reference the techniques I'm using. I think I came up with five different ones, so no problem there.

Tomorrow I'm volunteering at the Home Machine Quilting Show in Salt Lake. The show doesn't open until Thursday, but the judging is tomorrow. I'm helping them, I think as a scribe. My hope is to learn about the judging process, and what they look for. I know that there will be individual idiosyncrasies, but I still think it will be an opportunity to learn. I go back on Friday for a short volunteer stint, and hopefully to try out every frame system there. I am really hoping to get a frame system this year- I'll start out with my Juki on it, then hopefully upgrade to an 18" throat machine down the road. I am making a solemn vow to not buy any fabric- don't need to add to the collection I'll be packing up sometime soon! Maybe thread- but mostly I want to sample frames and machines.

I got a new toy from my brother, a 5 megapixel Canon camera. Had to download the manual, but I'm slowly getting to know it. I'll try to post pictures from the show.

Other news- I may be traveling to Tampa in the near future for a job interview. Nuff said, don't want to jinx anything!!

1 comment:

Nellie Bass Durand said...

You were missed. Glad it's because you were busy creating the journal pages. Lucky you to be in on the judging session. That is so very interesting ... especially when you don't agree with the assessment of a particular quilt. Have fun!